Biology Chap #5

  1. How do enzymes increase the speed of chemical reactions?
    They increase the speed through enzyme-substrate complex; this breaks down the bonds in the substrate which speeds up the reaction.
  2. Based on what you know about enzyme nomenclature what does the Glycogen synthase do?
    It is the enzyme responsible for the dehydration synthesis reactions among several glucose molecules to form glycogen.
  3. What is turnover number?
    It is the rate which an enzyme can bind to a substrate.
  4. Enzyme Names
    • First part - is the name of the substrate.
    • Second part - indicates the type of reaction it will catalyze.
    • Final - all end in the suffix "ase".
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Biology Chap #5
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